Two people have died after a major fire broke out inside a 20-storeyed residential building in Mumbai this morning.
At least 15 people were also injured in the massive blaze that started around 7 am on the 18th floor of Kamla building opposite Gandhi Hospital at Gowalia Tank in Mumbai’s Tardeo area.
“Six old-age people needed oxygen support system and have been shifted to the hospital. Fire flame is under control but smoke is huge. All people have been rescued,” Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar told news agency ANI.
On being alerted, the fire brigade personnel and police rushed the spot.
A civic body official said 13 fire engines and seven water jetties, among others, are involved in the firefighting operation, adding that it was tagged as a level-3 (major) fire.
The injured were taken to the nearby Bhatia Hospital after which 12 of them were admitted to the general ward as their condition was stable while three were admitted to the ICU due to their critical condition.
A doctor at the Bhatia Hospital said two people were declared brought dead.
It’s an unfortunate incident, Maharashtra BJP president and MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha said.